February 27, 2018

cool stuff i like


Hello friends! Fun fact - this orchid pictured has been in bloom for OVER SIX MONTHS. Also a fun fact - IT IS STILL WINTER. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Did you have fun watching the Olympics? I will tell you - Yevgenia Medvedeva was ROBBED. If all the sport cares about now is the jumping, why not just line them up and make them jump, no costumes, no music? I was seriously bummed that she came in second.

Ok Box News of the Week - Thanks to all who ordered the British Boarding School Box; that will be mailed out this week. At the last minute Julia had a brilliant idea of something to put in, and although I 'thought' the box was complete as it was, her idea was SO great, I had no choice but to acquiesce and realize that yes this item had to go into the box. She said that all British Boarding School girls in the books she's read wear 'slides', which is the Brit terminology for hair clips. I then found the perfect clips for the box, so in they go!

Next surprise book boxes coming soon: British Spring Boxes for grownups, and a Kawaii-inspired Cute Box for kids (or anyone), that will be tailored to have 3 different books for 3 different ages. I'll preview those more on Instagram further along in March, but I'm a glutton for punishment and I'm ordering another book from the UK (that's where the Hygge Box book came from), which means it takes a bit to get to me - SOOOOOO - if you think you want a Spring Box, it's not too early to let me know! (I don't usually order the books until I have confirmed and paid for orders.) Got a list going of some lovely people already who have put in their request.


Online items of interest:

THIS ALL DAY.

An antidote to stress, found courtesy of MFAMB last week. I'm now following this lady on Instagram...

Wow wow wow. This treat would be so fun for a party!

Watching this show immediately.

A friend just sent me the link to this line of children's jewelry. GORGEOUS. What lovely presents they would make for special occasions.

So, speaking of Instagram, are you on Instagram? I fount the most adorable hashtag to follow: #adventurelikebeatrixpotter.

Is you kid as obsessed with slime as mine is? I'm full of questions today. Still speaking of IG, she's about to launch a slime account. We think. Anyway, this online slime shop has really cool slime.

IKEA Spring/Summer 2018.

So excited for this book next fall! Did you read the others in the series?

This post was a great read, written by a great friend.


Cool Book of the Week: 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots' by Beatrix Potter and illustrated by the amazing Quentin Blake. I just found about this recently, that this story, which was written in 1941 and never illustrated - has been given new life and artwork created by Quentin, whose work I adore. But his style is a very different vibe and feel, obviously, from the art of Beatrix. What do you think of the idea? Are you horrified? Some people are horrified. You should see the comments on Amazon. People are having a FIT. I'm not horrified, I want to see it! I actually think his style would be very worthy of Potter's sly charm and whimsical humor. Her art might make you think of lavender clouds and puffy piles of cream and jam, but her words and story lines are razor sharp.


Have a lovely rest of your week! I finished watching 'The Crown'. Now what do I do with myself? I've actually been making a great attempt to read more books, and waste time online less.

~Melissa

10 comments:

  1. I really, really hope to be in a better spot financially in time for the Kawaii box!!!

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    1. My darling friend, I can always put something special together for you on the fly, whenever you like. No worries!!!!

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  2. I’ve watched the first episode of Homes by the Sea, and now I’m more determined than ever to get to Cornwall someday!

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    1. I went super briefly, just for a day, when I was in my early 20's, while backpacking through England. I barely remember it, but I remember that it was darling and wonderful! I'll get there again someday I hope.....

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  3. OMG that Rainbow Rocky Road makes my teeth hurt! And I would totally make it for a party!

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    1. ha ha ha I thought the same. SO MUCH CANDY, I was hypnotized!

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  4. Totally want the Kawaii box. 100%

    Loved Sam Salenger's article. Just what I needed.

    How sweet is that jewellery? Love that.

    xoxoxox

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    1. I'll ping you when I take the pre-orders for the Kawaii box later in the month!!! That jewelry line, so gorgeous, I've been trying to find J a beautiful locket for years and years.

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  5. The British box for grownups sounds very interesting. I will have to read about how to order, pay etc. Thanks for the links!! I appreciate that you share about good things you know and like. Wishing a lovely week for us all!

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    1. Hi Angela! Actually the Boarding School box that I just did, that one was for kids, but at some point I will do one for adults, with a grownup book! Ordering and paying is all done through me - if you interested in ordering a box at some point, you can email me at juliasbookbag (at) gmail (dot) com and then I will send a PayPal invoice! Lovely week wishes right back at you :)

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